Joiri Minaya

Fine Artist

CHAVÓN The School of Design: 2011
Parsons School of Design: 2013
Fine Arts & Illustration

Joiri is a Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Artist and a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellow. Her work navigates binaries in search of in-betweenness, investigating the female body within constructions of identity, multicultural social spaces, and hierarchies. Her recent works focus on destabilizing historic and contemporary representations of black and brown womanhood in relation to an imagined tropical identity.

Joiri has participated in many residencies, including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Guttenberg Arts, Smack Mellon, BronxArtSpace, the Bronx Museum’s AIM Program, the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Program, Transmedia Lab at MA Scène Nationale, and Red Bull Arts Detroit. She has received grants from the Nancy Graves Foundation, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. In the Dominican Republic she has won the Grand Prize and the Audience Award at the XXV Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes, the Grand Prize of the XXVII Biennial at the Museo de Arte Moderno in the Dominican Republic and the Exhibition Prize at the Centro de la Imagen. She has exhibited across the Caribbean and the U.S.